Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced today that in light of yesterday’s tragic terror attack that took place in Orlando, Florida, the Nassau County Police Department began intensifying police patrols throughout local communities and has assigned officers from the NCPD’s Bureau of Special Operation and Criminal Intelligence Response Team to patrol local malls, areas of large gatherings and critical infrastructure.
Yesterday’s Orlando terror attack was the worst attack on our nation since 9/11 and the second in six months. Officers of the Nassau County Police Department have been trained extensively to protect residents and they have been issued new ballistic helmets and vests for their patrol cars. The Nassau County Police Department’s Intelligence Unit continues to work around the clock in conjunction with the Joint Terrorism Task Force to provide officers with counter-terrorism bulletins. In addition, the Nassau County Police Department showcased some of their newest Anti-Terror assets, which include The Rook, a tactical machine for hostage rescue and barricaded suspects; and the Med Cat, a multi-purpose vehicle with rapid medical intervention capabilities.
“First and foremost, we extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families of this weekend’s terror attack,” said County Executive Mangano. “While there is no specific threat to Nassau County, we must all remain vigilant in the fight against terror as everyone can help be the eyes and ears for law enforcement. If you See Something, Say Something and dial 911.”